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Compilation album by Gorillaz
Released 19 November 2007 (2007-11-19)
Recorded 2004 - 2005 at Studio 13, London, England and Hong Kong
Length 53:29 (Disc 1)
60:22 (Disc 2)
Label Parlophone, Virgin
Producer Gorillaz, Jason Cox, James Dring, Danger Mouse
Gorillaz album chronology
Demon Days
(2005)Demon Days2005
Plastic Beach
(2010)Plastic Beach2010
Damon Albarn chronology
The Good, the Bad & the Queen
(2007) The Good, the Bad & the Queen2007
(2007) D-Sides2007
Journey to the West
(2008) Journey to the West2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B-[3]
Drowned In Sound 5/10[4]
Entertainment Weekly B-[5]
Mojo 2/5 stars[6]
NME 8/10[7]
Pitchfork 6.0/10[8]
Popmatters 8/10 stars[9]
Uncut 3/5 stars[10]
Under the Radar 7/10[11]

D-Sides is a 2007 compilation album by the British virtual band Gorillaz. The album contains B-sides and remixes from singles and bonus tracks for the band's second studio album Demon Days, as well as previously unreleased tracks recorded during the same sessions. It was released on 19 November 2007 in the UK and on 20 November in the United States and is available in standard and deluxe editions.[12] The Japanese deluxe edition includes three extra tracks, plus the video for 'Rockit'.[13] D-Sides performed similarly to its 2002 predecessor, G Sides, reaching #63 on the UK Albums Chart, while it reached #166 on the US Billboard 200 chart.


In an interview[when?] with Verbicide Magazine, band members were asked if a new remix album would be produced for Demon Days as there was for Gorillaz. They answered that it was a possibility and that might involve the Spacemonkeyz again. In the same interview, they were asked if there might also be another G Sides. Again, their answer was that it might be possible.[14] In January 2007, websites began listing a March release date for a Phase 2 B-sides album.[15][16] One of the websites, musictap.net, later pushed this back to 3 April.[17] According to Gorillaz-Unofficial, the reaction of official parties behind Gorillaz is that the release date is just a rumour for now.[18] On 29 August, musictap.net reported that the B-side album would be titled D-Sides and would be released on 20 November.[19] On 18 September 2007, the official Gorillaz fan site confirmed the release of the album, as well as unveiling the album artwork and track listing. D-sides was released on 19 November 2007 in the UK and on 20 November 2007 in the U.S.[20][21]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Gorillaz.

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "68 State" 4:48
2. "People" 3:27
3. "Hongkongaton" 3:33
4. "We are Happy Landfill" 3:39
5. "Hong Kong" 7:15
6. "Highway (Under Construction)" 4:20
7. "Rockit" 3:33
8. "Bill Murray" (featuring The Bees) 3:52
9. "The Swagga" 4:57
10. "Murdoc is God" 2:26
11. "Spitting Out the Demons" 5:10
12. "Don't Get Lost in Heaven" (original demo version) 2:29
13. "Stop the Dams" (featuring Ghostigital) 5:38
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Samba at 13" 6:25
15. "Film Trailer Music" 1:44
16. "Rockit" (music video) 3:47
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "DARE" (DFA remix) 12:14
2. "Feel Good Inc." (Stanton Warriors remix) 7:24
3. "Kids with Guns" (Jamie T's Turns to Monsters mix) 4:22
4. "DARE" (Soulwax remix) 5:42
5. "Kids with Guns" (Hot Chip remix) 7:09
6. "El Mañana" (Metronomy remix) 5:44
7. "DARE" (Junior Sanchez remix) 5:26
8. "Dirty Harry" (Schtung Chinese New Year remix) 3:53
9. "Kids with Guns" (Quiet Village remix) 10:08
10. "Hong Kong" (Live at the Manchester Opera House) 6:37

Song origins[edit]

  • "68 State", "Bill Murray", "Spitting Out the Demons" and "Murdoc Is God" (only in Japan) are b-sides of "Feel Good Inc.".
  • "People", "Highway (Under Construction)", "Samba at 13" and "DARE" (Soulwax remix) are b-sides of "DARE".
  • "Hongkongaton" and "Murdoc Is God" are b-sides of "Dirty Harry".
  • "We Are Happy Landfill" was made available as an additional downloadable track on the limited edition of Demon Days.
  • "Hong Kong" was originally released as part of Help!: A Day in the Life compilation, but re-recorded for D-Sides.
  • "Rockit" was first released with a music video in 2004 to announce Demon Days.
  • "DARE" (DFA remix), "Feel Good Inc." (Stanton Warriors remix), "Kids with Guns" (Jamie T's Turns to Monsters mix), "Kids with Guns" (Hot Chip remix), "El Mañana" (Metronomy remix), "DARE" (Junior Sanchez remix), "Dirty Harry" (Schtung Chinese New Year remix), "Kids with Guns" (Quiet Village remix) were made available for promotion of Demon Days.
  • "The Swagga" is found on the limited edition Demon Days DVD.
  • "Don't Get Lost in Heaven (Demo)" is a demo of track 14 of Gorillaz' 2nd studio album "Demon Days" released in 2005 by Virgin Records and Parlophone Records. With Stop The Dams, both are the b-sides of El Manana/Kids With Guns.

Chart positions[edit]